Gettysburg: Armored Warfare

Today’s post is brought to you by a good friend of mine back from the glory days when I was still living in Nottingham.

I am quite a history buff but due to the vastness of the field, I concentrate on European and African history with a little bit of far east sprinkled in.

The American Civil War has not passed me by though, not at all. Apart from the things you learn by simply being interested in history and what you see on TV, I also heard a few stories you do not find in books. I used to be a Second World War reenactor (Royal Army Medical Corps) and I met a few Americans who did Word War II and American Civil War. The things you find out when you really concern yourself with the matter… The stories that have been passed down in families…

The topic of today’s post concerns the American Civil War, an alternate and rather steampunk version of it. There is a game out, Gettysburg: Armored Warfare, and in it you fight for one or the other side of the American Civil War.

As the name already suggests, the American Civil War has taken an odd turn. From the game’s homepage comes this information:

The outcome of the Civil War is in peril. Weapons, armor and machinery have been sent back in time. The Confederate forces are now attempting to overthrow the Union and change the course of history.

And this makes for some really interesting scenarios and some truly epic Steampunk machines and equipment on the battlefield.

Take a look:

An airship from Gettysburg: Armored Warfare

Union Soldier carrying a Gattling Gun

If you are into this type of game and like Steampunk (the latter is a given, I guess, since you are reading this article), I suggest you saunter over and check out the game. I do not have the time, but that is another story…


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